Melanoma incidence rates differ between men and women by age and anatomic site in predominantly fair-skinned populations, according to a cross-sectional analysis published in JAMA Dermatology.

“The findings suggest that women have higher rates of melanoma than men in early life in all countries, men have higher rates of melanoma than women in late life in all countries, and these patterns are due to sex-specific differences in melanoma incidence at specific anatomic sites,” Catherine M. Olsen, PhD, of the Cancer Control Group at QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute and faculty of medicine at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, and colleagues wrote.